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Break Your Non-Lean Habits

08/30/2017 |

Writing for Lean Six Sigma Belgium, Lorenzo Del Marmol reveals the non-lean habits managers should stop doing every day to boost productivity. Read on for more information from his piece. Embed from Getty Images   Put your phone down: Constant passive checking of our phones is both unproductive and time-consuming, and it can have damaging…

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The Insider Scoop on Specialty Coffee

08/29/2017 |

Ana Valencia of The Perfect Grind blog examines specialty coffee in detail. Here are my key insights from her piece. Embed from Getty Images   The coffee bean grading process is called “cupping,” and specialty coffee is Arabica beans graded at 80 and above (out of 100) From the producers, to the Q graders (coffee…

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Design Your Way to a Great Presentation

08/28/2017 |

James Robinson, guest posting on Indezine, helps us with the key aspect of design to help boost our presentation skills today. See my top takeaways from the article underneath. Embed from Getty Images   Having well-designed, thoughtful slides at your back can be a great confidence booster for you during your presentation When creating slides,…

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Smart Thinking On Investing – August 25

08/25/2017 |

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 25 Stefanie O’Connell, in her self-named blog, opens up Smart Thinking this week with a look at lessons to be learned from the popular TV program, Sex and the City. Lesley James, guest posting on Money Nuggets teaches how to begin investing. And Alyssa Fischer, author of Mixed Up…

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Rest More, Produce More

08/24/2017 | Comments Off on Rest More, Produce More

The team at Farnam Street review Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s arguments from his book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less about a shorter, more creative work day. See my top takeaways from the article underneath. Embed from Getty Images   Kim Pang argues in his book that work and rest should never…

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Go Lean on Your Addictions

08/23/2017 |

Tracy O’Rourke from Go Lean Six Sigma, shares her tale on how she used Lean Six Sigma to battle her shoe buying addiction. Here are my key insights from her piece. Embed from Getty Images   Are you hoarding a particularly oversized collection or spending addiction? Use a Collection Kanban, as Kanbans are visual systems…

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Live Long and Prosper… Thanks to Coffee

08/22/2017 |

Imperial College’s Ryan O’Hare goes into the benefits of drinking coffee and it’s not just the caffiene boost we get. See my top takeaways from the article underneath. Embed from Getty Images   With over 2.25 billion cups drunk all over the world a day, coffee remains one of our most popular beverages Recent studies…

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Present At Your Best

08/21/2017 |

Writing for Inc.com, Kindra Hall targets women with a few pieces of advice when public speaking. Here are my key insights from her piece. Embed from Getty Images   Don’t be a slave to your footwear, wear what will make you comfortable, not crippled—”make sure the shoe you wear supports the person you are” The…

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Smart Thinking On Investing – August 18

08/18/2017 |

Smart Thinking On Investing – August 18 The guys at ThinkSaveRetire head up Smart Thinking this week and they’re taking crap from no one about being able to retire early. Bason Asset’s James Osborne digs into social pressure and status. And Cole Schafer, writing on Medium, teaches us to change the way we think if…

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Work Out Your Stress Triggers

08/17/2017 |

Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Anne Grady teaches us to handle our stress better. Read on for more information from her piece. Embed from Getty Images   Being able to identify the root cause behind your most stressful situations is the secret to being able to deal with stress better No matter your personality…

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